Firearms training equips gun owners with skills - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Firearms training equips gun owners with skills

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -People all across the nation are purchasing guns for safety purposes. It's the same story in Albany.

WALB's Tayleigh Davis spent the day at a firearms training class to speak with some people who are becoming familiar with their guns and learning the proper way to handle them.

Pam Reynolds purchased a gun, but she wants to learn how to handle it correctly.

"If I'm threatened to a point where I can't escape then I should be able to defend myself," said Reynolds

That's why she's attending a firearms training course APD and the district attorney's office put together. After legal and safety sessions at the law enforcement center, she's ready to shoot.

District Attorney Greg Edwards taught the legal issues behind owning a gun and Deputy Chief Mark Scott taught technique and safety precautions.

"We've allowed people to bring their own weapons with their own ammunition and we'll do a brief inspection to make sure it's safe and allow them to put into practice some of the techniques we taught," said Scott.

Reynolds' trigger is more stiff than expected Mary Hurst's gun had more of a kick than she predicted.

"It has a huge kick and it gave me the opportunity to experience it personally but I hit the target six out of six times and I was very pleased," said Hurst.

15 people took the class. That's the maximum number that way everyone gets a chance to shoot their guns.

" It was a great experience and I thank APD for giving us the opportunity to get an overview of the laws regarding our permits and for the opportunity to actually fire our firearms," Hurst said.

Gun owners like Reynolds and Hurst can not only feel safer with a gun, but now they can properly shoot it.

If you're interested in taking a firearms class you can contact the Albany Police Department at 229-483-6298. The class is free.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Corn hole tournament to help revitalize downtown Pelham

    Corn hole tournament to help revitalize downtown Pelham

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:55:46 GMT
    The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)
    The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)

    A regional corn hole tournament is helping one Southwest Georgia city bring life and a new look to their downtown area.   The City of Pelham held the Southwest American Cornhole League (ACL) Regional tournament to raise funds to revitalize their downtown. =

    More >>

    A regional corn hole tournament is helping one Southwest Georgia city bring life and a new look to their downtown area.   The City of Pelham held the Southwest American Cornhole League (ACL) Regional tournament to raise funds to revitalize their downtown. =

    More >>
  • Pretoria Fields and local family work together to raise awareness for autism

    Pretoria Fields and local family work together to raise awareness for autism

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:39:34 GMT
    The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)
    The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)

    The family of an adult struggling with Autism, is helping raise money to bring awareness to the disorder and other individuals with special needs in the Albany area. Pretoria Fields hosted an 'Anyone for Autism' Concert organized by Jimon Cutliff and his family.  

    More >>

    The family of an adult struggling with Autism, is helping raise money to bring awareness to the disorder and other individuals with special needs in the Albany area. Pretoria Fields hosted an 'Anyone for Autism' Concert organized by Jimon Cutliff and his family.  

    More >>
  • Southern Soul Music Festival doubles attendees from last year

    Southern Soul Music Festival doubles attendees from last year

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:31:41 GMT
    Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)
    Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)

    Hundreds filled the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds Saturday, for a night of music and dance.  Young Buck Entertainment hosted its 2nd annual Southern Soul Music Festival.  

    More >>

    Hundreds filled the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds Saturday, for a night of music and dance.  Young Buck Entertainment hosted its 2nd annual Southern Soul Music Festival.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly